I have a friend looking to get a MCDBA certification. Mainly through self-study, but wouldn't be adverse to taking a DL course if it is a good one. Anyone have any advice on the best way someone can go from zero to MCDBA? Would SQL Server 2000, 2003, or 2005 be better to learn? VB.Net or C#.net? There are so many books out there, they are not sure which is good or not. This person has A+ and Network+ and took a Pascal class a long time ago.